February 9, 2015

Afghan officials say drone strike kills Islamic State group recruiter, at least 4 others

By Amir Shah THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL _ The top recruiter for the Islamic State group’s affiliate in Afghanistan was killed by a drone strike Monday […]
February 9, 2015

Ex Jamaica PM Bruce Golding testifies before fact finding panel examining bloody 2010 raid

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding is testifying before a fact-finding commission examining a 2010 raid by security forces that killed some 76 […]
February 8, 2015

Protesters march in Haiti capital to demand lower gasoline prices, call for president’s ouster

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ At least 6,000 protesters marched through Haiti‘s capital Saturday to demand lower gas prices and the ouster of President Michel Martelly. The protest […]
February 7, 2015

UAE sends F 16 jet fighters to Jordan; official says UAE to resume Islamic State group attacks

By Karin Laub THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN, Jordan _ The United Arab Emirates said Saturday it ordered a squadron of F-16 fighters to Jordan, which an […]
February 7, 2015

War memorial separates list of fallen soldiers by race, dividing a South Carolina city

By Jeffrey Collins THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GREENWOOD, S.C. _ Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is war memorial honouring fallen World War […]
February 6, 2015

Mass robberies on Rio de Janeiro’s beaches worry bathers, threaten social inclusion on sands

By Jenny Barchfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO _ Bianca D’Aquino adjusts her parasol to block the blazing sun and settles into her beach chair, […]
February 6, 2015

Jamaica agency that probes allegations against police says 53 officers face murder charges

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican agency that probes abuse allegations against the island’s security forces says 53 police officers are charged with murder. The Independent Commission […]
February 5, 2015

Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists kill, burn to death, dozens of civilians in Cameroon

By Moki Edwin Kindzeka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YAOUNDE, Cameroon _ Boko Haram fighters have shot or burned to death dozens of civilians in a border town […]
February 5, 2015

Cuban immigrant gets 6 years in prison for 2010 warehouse heist of $50M in pharmaceuticals

NEW HAVEN, Conn. _ A Cuban immigrant was sentenced Wednesday to more than six years in prison for his role in the 2010 nighttime heist of […]
February 5, 2015

US Coast Guard says 50 bales of cocaine seized, 2 men detained off coast of Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ U.S. authorities say two alleged drug traffickers have been detained off the coast of the Dominican Republic and 50 bales of […]
February 5, 2015

President: France giving logistics, weapons support to African states allied vs. Boko Haram

PARIS _ President Francois Hollande says France is providing support in logistics, operations and weaponry for African countries uniting to battle Boko Haram. He stopped short […]
February 4, 2015

White House seeks $50 million to restore civil rights sites as voting rights anniversary nears

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The White House is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by earmarking $50 million […]